3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 9:01 AM by CT
Beetone Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)

When I sign up to enter a new, secure site Safari does not ask if I wish to retain the password and username for autofill. I have ticked usernames and passwords in the preferences window. What's causing this?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Autofill Problem
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,535 points)

    This is controlled by the website, which can tell Safari not to memorize login data.  There are extensions which purport to work around this.  For example, http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Johnson-autocomplete.shtml .  I haven't tried it.



  • 2. Re: Autofill Problem
    Beetone Level 2 Level 2 (320 points)

    Since my problem is occurring with every site that I have tried over the last couple of weeks I thought that I should start off by deleting preferences before installing an extension that apparently lacks any user reviews or comments. I can't find the Safari preferences file. Can someone tell me where it is located? I am using Mountain Lion.

  • 3. Re: Autofill Problem
    CT Level 6 Level 6 (15,535 points)

    User preferences are in your your Home Library Preferences folder. You get to the Home Library by pressing the option key while using the Finder Go menu.